Will Akers, head of screenwriting and chair of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business Motion Pictures Department, published his book “Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make it Great” in 2008. For the second year in a row, the book has ranked number one on Script Reader Pro’s “12 Best Screenwriting Books to Read in 2021.”
Akers has been actively writing scripts for studios, producers and television networks for the past 25 years and loves helping his students learn. Previously, he taught screenwriting and filmmaking at Vanderbilt University for 19 years. With clients all over the world, Akers is also active in the Nashville community, co-founding The Nashville Writer’s Circle and currently serving on the board of the Nashville Composers Association.
The Script Reader Pro ranking story shares that his best-selling book’s “chapters on editing sentences are particularly helpful. Especially if you’re one of the many writers who suffer from overwritingingus.” The highly-rated book is available on Amazon.